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Greg Norman: LIV Golf chief fields questions on Saudi Arabia's human rights record

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Posted: 12/05/22 - 10:05
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Former world number one Greg Norman told reporters "we've all made mistakes" as he fielded questions on Saudi Arabia's human rights record and the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

The 67-year-old Australian is fronting a new $255m (£207m) Saudi-funded competition, with the first of eight events taking place at Centurion Club, near London, in June.

But the golf was low on the agenda at an event to promote the new LIV Golf series, with the vast majority of questions centred around accusations of so called 'sports washing', and the murder in 2018 of dissident Saudi Arabian journalist Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

Norman, who is LIV Golf's chief executive, said: "Everybody has owned up to it, right? It has been spoken about, from what I've read, going on what you guys reported. Take ownership, no matter what it is.

"Look, we've all made mistakes and you just want to learn from those mistakes and how you can correct them going forward."

I Call Bull: Sorry did he actually say "we've all made mistakes" as an excuse for their human rights record????

Calling BULL on him blindly trying to field that question and push ahead because of the obvious money involved

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Money has clearly got to this guy and he's made a laughing stock of himself and the players in this breakaway league.
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Trying to defend the indefensible is never a good look.
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So the man fronting a Saudi financed golf even defends them, big shock it seems he has the same moral standard as Beckham https://bit.ly/3xOzPlk